Vanessa Simmonds alleged in 54 separate complaints that several investment banks shared in the profits of customers who received IPO. Case opinion for US Supreme Court CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC ET AL. v. SIMMONDS. Read the Court’s full decision on. Vanessa Simmonds brought suit under Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of in order to recoup profits realized by Credit Suisse and other.

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The Chamber credut Commerce arguesthat attorneys’ fees, not plaintiffs, drive almost all litigation arising under Section 16 b. The potential for such endless tolling in cases in which a reasonably diligent plaintiff would know of the facts underlying the action is out of step with the purpose of limitations periods in general. The limitations provision does not say so.

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The United States argues there should be a limit to the length of time a potential defendant must live in fear of being sued, especially given that there are other public sources of information from which plaintiffs can make themselves aware of a Section 16 violation.

And it is especially at odds with a provision that imposes strict liability on putative insiders, see Gollust, U. Credit Suisse points out that Congress included a statute of repose and a statute of limitations in other sections of the Securities Act to limit causes of action following the action of a defendant and the discovery of the action by the plaintiff.

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Wilkie Whether the Supreme Court should overrule Auer v. Section 16 b requires that those subject to disclosure under Section 16 a must disgorge any profits gained from short-swing transactions, and that an issuer or holder of xredit security must bring suit for a violation of this requirement within two years after the alleged profit was realized. Simmonds also points out that Congress has reconsidered Section 16 b several times and, each time, has suissr to revise it.

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In re Facebook, Inc. The limitations provision does not say so. Finally, they engaged in other improper practices with analysts, such as allowing analysts to own shares of stocks they were selling. See Brief of the Chamber of Commerce at 7. Recent Decisions United States v. Birk, Keller Rohrback L. Amanda Bradley and Brooks Kaufman Edited by: Contacting Justia or any attorney through this site, via web form, email, or otherwise, does not create an attorney-client relationship.

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Justice Scalia delivered the opinion of the Court. United States District Court, S. Simmonds further argues that Credit Suisse fails to consider Section 16 b within the larger context of the statute.

This is a paid feature. Evidence of Congressional Intent Credit Suisse argues that Congress intended the disclosure requirement in Section 16 a to have no bearing on the time limit set forth in Section 16 b. United States District Court, W. See Brief for Petitioner at 24— The Supreme Court, in a majority opinion written by Justice Scalia remanded and vacated the lower court’s decision, ruling that the limitations period for Section 16 b was subject to traditional equitable tolling.

This subsection shall not be construed to cover any transaction where such beneficial owner was not such both at the time of the purchase and sale, or the sale and purchase, of the security or security-based swap agreement as defined in section B of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act involved, or any transaction or transactions which the [Securities and Exchange] Commission by rules and regu-lations may exempt as not comprehended within the purpose of this subsection.

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This fact alone is reason enough to reject a departure from settled equitable-tolling principles. Go to It is well established, moreover, that when a limitations period is tolled because of fraudulent concealment of facts, the tolling ceases when those facts are, or should have been, discovered by the plaintiff.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC v. Simmonds, 566 U.S. 221 (2012)

Credit Suisse Securities v. The potential for such endless tolling in cases in which a reasonably diligent plaintiff would know of the facts underlying the action is out of step with the purpose of limitations periods in general. The Chief Justice took no part in the consideration or decision of this case.

Simmonds further asserts that, if equitable tolling applies, her lawsuit is still timely, because, under the equitable tolling doctrine, the tolling period ends when a plaintiff discovers or should have discovered the facts underlying a claim.

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Section 16 itself quite clearly does not extend the period in that manner. New Jersey—which held that any fact, other than a prior conviction, that increases the penalty for a crime beyond the prescribed statutory maximum must be submitted to a jury and proven simomnds a reasonable doubt—should apply to the imposition of criminal restitution. Ex’r of the Estate of Arnold. Sims United States v.